24th October 1899
My darling Husband,
Here we are as far as Rouen & having been running about all day, I will write you a few lines before I go to bed, as we want to be about early in the morning so as to see a little more of the town before we start on our journey again. We are both delighted with this place, it is a very fine town, & there seems a lot to be seen; we went to the Cathedral this afternoon & then took the electric tramway to Notre Dame de Bon Secours & saw the church there & Joan of Arc’s Monument.
I was pleased to get Jack & May’s letters this morning, give my love to them, I hope they enjoyed the concert. I shall go to Fanny’s tomorrow night & I think come home on Friday; perhaps it will be as well for me to get home as the new girl will be coming in, or I might perhaps have stayed till Saturday. Polly & I have rather enjoyed our little jaunt together; she calls me “Mrs Cook” & I pilot her about.
We have had most lovely weather, no rain & not cold, indeed on Sunday afternoon it was quite warm; the mornings & evenings are a little foggy, I do hope we shall not have it foggy for the crossing tomorrow, I see you have had a lot of fog in England.
I was quite pleased to get hold of an English paper today, the French ones are so poor & one never knows what to believe in them. I hope you are all getting on well, I shall be glad to get back to you all. Give my love to Cyril & dear little Baby; which of the children ought I to write to this week, is it Ethel & George?
I must stop now, Polly sends her love to all & with fond love to you dear
I am as ever
Your loving wife
Eugénie N Sladden